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Transplant Pharmacy program helps track medication adherence

Apr. 7, 2022—A computer program developed by VUMC transplant pharmacists and pharmacy IT technicians is helping patients adhere to the often-strict medication regimens required after undergoing a transplant.

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Medicare beneficiaries without low-income subsidies were less likely to fill important prescriptions, new study finds

Apr. 4, 2022—Vanderbilt research shows that Medicare Part D beneficiaries who did not receive federal subsidies to lower their out-of-pocket costs were nearly twice as likely as others to not fill prescriptions for serious health conditions like cancer or hepatitis C treatment.

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Study finds sexual minority communities disproportionately engage in behaviors to reduce medication costs

Dec. 29, 2021—People from sexual minority populations, including members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer communities, are more likely than heterosexual people to engage in behaviors to reduce medication costs.

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HIV patients stay away after Nigerian clinic introduces fees

Dec. 10, 2020—Six years ago, in Nigeria, funding cutbacks for HIV treatment and the consequent introduction of patient fees were associated with sharp declines in new HIV clinic enrollments and patient adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART).

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Study finds patient messages help predict medication adherence

Jan. 31, 2019—Around two-thirds of patients treated for breast cancer will have had hormone-sensitive tumors and, after their initial treatment, will be advised to undergo hormone therapy for five to 10 years to prevent recurrence.

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Diabetes study offers medication adherence options

Mar. 20, 2014—Knowing when to take a medication — and what to do if a dose is missed — could greatly improve adherence to diabetes medications and glycemic control among adults with type 2 diabetes, according to a Vanderbilt study published in the journal Diabetes Care.

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Study reviews medication adherence interventions

Jan. 10, 2013—According to a medical literature review published last month in the Annals of Internal Medicine, approximately 50 percent of medications for chronic disease are not taken as prescribed.

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